Programs and Events

Elmhurst Art Museum is both an international destination for Mies van
der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from
Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently
through the study of the art, architecture and design of our time
explored in the Museum’s year-round courses, public programs and
school outreach.


Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

TILT! Roger Brown eyeballs popular culture

Roger Brown Study Collection curator Lisa Stone will hop on the soap box and unfurl a cavalcade of Brown's paintings addressing aspects of popular culture: entertainments, distractions, wonders, and  annoyances, in works from 1970 to 1997.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 1:30pm

Kings and Queens Exhibition & Elmhurst College Collection Highlights tour with Suellen Rocca

at the Elmhurst Art Museum & Elmhurst College A.C. Buehler Library

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

District 205 Art Show 2017

The Elmhurst Art Museum will feature the artwork by students in District 205 on Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm with a reception on Friday May 5 from 3:30-5:30 pm. Admission is free to view the D205 exhibition. Regular admission applies to view additional museum exhibitions. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

Talk with Roger Sharpe, the Legendary Pinball Player

Did you know that pinball machines were banned from the early 1940's to the mid 70's in most of America's big cities? Back then, it was considered a game of "chance," not skill, and therefore it was a form of gambling. The ban ended in 1976 when Roger Sharpe testified that pinball games were games of skill by playing before the Manhattan courtroom and astonishing the committee members.

Join us for a talk with Roger Sharpe--the legendary pinball player who brought pinball back to the States--and make sure to learn a few tricks during his demonstration!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, May 13, 2017 (All day)

Reduced Admission- Museum Installation

Due to museum installation admission will be reduced to half price ($4.50 Adults, $4 Seniors, Children and Students Free). The Elmhurst Artist Guild Gallery, Skycube and Mies van der Rohe McCormick House will be open for viewing during this time.